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DENT6811 Endodontics Clinical Practice III Part 1

Credit
12 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodOral Health Care Centre of WA (OHCWA)Face to face
Content
This is the third year clinical practice unit in Endodontics in the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course. The unit is taken over two semesters and parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. The unit involves the comprehensive examination, diagnosis and management of patients that have been referred to the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia (OHCWA) specialist Endodontic Clinic. Students are supervised during clinical sessions by specialist endodontists. On average, five half day sessions per week are devoted to the Endodontic Clinic over the three years of the course. Students are required to maintain a logbook, summarising all patients treated during their training, which is evaluated throughout the course.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate advanced problem solving and diagnostic skills; (2) demonstrate advanced clinical management skills in endodontics; (3) articulate the value of specialist endodontic practice within the profession and community; (4) define and demonstrate the responsibility inherent in being a dental specialist; (5) integrate current knowledge with new information and research evidence, and apply this to dental practice; (6) demonstrate a respect for truth, intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship and clinical practice; (7) use effective communication skills with colleagues, patients and the broader community; (8) display professional behaviour in the educational and clinical settings,; (9) discuss challenges to professionalism and reflect on professional behaviours in the clinical setting; (10) display critical and insightful self-reflection of their own personal values, wellbeing, personal difficulties and professional performance; and (11) respond to professionalism challenges and insightful self reflection by implementing effective management strategies.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) clinical logbook; (2) ongoing case assessments; (3) oral examination; and (4) professional behaviour assessment (failed component). Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the professional behaviour assessment (failed component) component.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Winthrop Professor Paul Abbott
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
DENT6809/DENT6810 Endodontics Clinical Practice II Part 1/Part 2
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Approved quota: 1
Contact hours
clinics: 5 half-day sessions per week (average)
Text

Abbott, P. V. Endodontics and Dental Traumatology: an Overview of Modern Endodontics: Teaching manual 1999 (A copy of this manual is supplied to every student.)

Recommended
reading

Andreasen, J. O. and Andreasen, F. M. Essentials of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth, 2nd edn: Munksgaard 2000

Andreasen, J. O. et al. Textbook and Color Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth, 4th edn: Blackwell Munksgaard 2007

Bergenholtz, G. et al. Textbook of Endodontology, 2nd edn: Wiley Blackwell Publishing 2010

Cohen, S. and Hargreaves, K. M. Pathways of the Pulp, 9th edn: Mosby Elsevier 2006

Dionne, R. A. et al. Management of Pain and Anxiety in the Dental Office: WB Saunders Co. 2002

Hargreaves, K. M. and Goodis, H. E. Seltzer and Bender's Dental Pulp: Quintessence Publishing Co. 2002

Ørstavik, D. and Pitt Ford, T. R. Essential Endodontology: Prevention and Treatment of Apical Periodontitis, 2nd edn: Wiley Blackwell Publishing 2007

Torabinejad, M. and Walton, R. E. Principles and Practice of Endodontics, 4th edn: Saunders Elsevier 2009

Journals

Australian Endodontic Journal: Wiley Blackwell Publishing

Dental Traumatology: Wiley Blackwell Publishing

Endodontic Topics: Wiley Blackwell Publishing

International Endodontic Journal: Wiley Blackwell Publishing

Journal of Endodontics: Elsevier Inc.

Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics: Elsevier Inc.

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